I’m in Bliss-ex-Glow-sion, Triple Oxygen Moisture Cream

I wasn’t  too thrilled with Josie Maran’s new infinity oil.  It smelled nice and basically it was a solid form of her famous liquid oil products, designed for on the go moisturizing, dabbing on your stray hairs, as a lip gloss etc.

But, I think it was a little too much. Plus, when you squeezed it out, maybe it’s because Hawaii is a little more humid and warm, the product separated into solid and oil, so the oil would leak out first when you opened the tube.

So I took it back to Sephora who happily accepted the return with the receipt.

I’m always in search of moisture and even though picking up my gift w purchase bag at Neiman’s was only a few days away, and as part of the buy I bought Kiehl’s Rosa Artica, my mainstay, I was in love with the texture and how Bliss’ product felt on the back of my hand.  BLISS-484

I’m a sucker for new.


Hey, I don’t have kids to clothe, so I indulge.

In any case, I purchased the product that promises a youthful glow, applied morning and evening. Apply and massage in gently for 30 seconds.

The first overnight, my skin was not tight at all in the morning.  Usually it is crying out for moisture. I washed up and reapplied under my makeup for the day, and my skin stayed very moist throughout the day.

The product smells like oranges–and is fairly thick, but goes in quickly.

I love it!

Rosa Artica has new competition on the block!


Innie or an Outie? How Do Beauty Oils “Soak” In?

It follows that if a hole is too small, then nothin is going to get in right?

Last time I checked, when you put stuff on your face, most products sit on top of your face/skin and simply because the molecules are too big to get through the tiny little pukas to do anything- you know actually penetrate the surface.

So, I got my 12 skincare samples from Sephora the other day – and I have to say I am pleasantly pleased with the selection of:  Exfolikate, Korres Sleeping Facial and Cream, various eye creams, cleansers and oils.

Oils are the big thing right now.  Got one from Josie Maran for cleansing and one from NUDE for nourishing the skin.

I’ve tried Clarin’s oils to melt the make up so I’m willing to give Josie’s a try.

But I did have to laugh at the NUDE product.  What’s funny to me is we sort of know that we can ingest and otherwise eat things and they have benefit that shows up on the skin.  You know like eating salmon, blueberries, deep green leafs etc.

So the NUDE product states it is made up of omega 6-7 and 52 and together they will breathe new life into your skin.

Really now.

I think of oil on the skin much like the copper tone cocoa butter days of old – it stays on top your skin.

Kind of like eating a salad and the oil stays on top of the lettuce – technically it goes in side you too – but really, it just goes directly to your hips and gut.

Better to eat some potato chips with omega-three rich smoke salmon dip.  Or take some omega vitamins – just take the non-fishy smell kine tho.



Moving Target

Yesterday I planned to go to Nordstrom’s, not so much for the event, but because I had some time, a rarity on a Sunday.

I should have taken it as a sign from the full parking lot that it might be crowded.

Yes, it was.

And then, one of the most irritating things in retail.

The counters had been moved around.  Kiehl’s had been moved from the center in front of the escalators, and had been replaced by Mario Bedescu, Erno Laslo, et al. You know, the lines that have a few specialty or cult products but are probably actually being given a last gasp before the store shows them the door.

And the counters were very crowded with people wanting to experience the event and the “new” offers.  I went by Bobbi Brown three times to sample her new BB cream-felt it on my hand, great texture.  At Clinique the rep had her hands full doing a makeover.

I finally found Kiehl’s which had been crowded onto half a counter.

This is my beef with Nordstrom’s they just don’t have enough reps at any given time.  You can roll a bowling ball through on some days, and even on a day projected to be busy weekend, there still aren’t enough reps.

Go to Macy’s and there are plenty of reps – but also a bunch of floaters – who can ring you up if you know what you want.  Or Neiman’s is usually staffed with someone who knows the line, but who are, like Sephora, driven by sales goals.  I get that it’s all about the sales, but consultative selling will when out over being pushed anyway.

I’m just not that easily convinced to buy a product just because someone says so. I guess that’s why buying color is challenging, unless if the rep actually gives a rip and is trying to get you the right color foundation, lip or eye selection.

Anyway-I like having things stay in the same place so I don’t have to wander around.

Don’t you?